Thanks to an accommodating outfielder, a couple of young Houston Astros fans are holding one of the better souvenirs from the Atlanta Braves’ World Series championship.
The ball was not only the last home run of the 2021 season, it was part of a World Series clinching game.
Cousins Steven Edwards and Hudson Pace were standing next to a railing on a center field ledge when Freeman walloped a homer that pushed the Braves to a 7-0 lead in Game 6 against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The ball banged off the green metal railing and onto the field. The two young Astros fans called for the ball and outfielder Jose Siri obliged.
It might not worth quite as much as Series MVP Jorge Soler’s mammoth blast that left the park earlier in the game and was picked up by two brothers who lived nearby, but it’s still a pretty great piece of memorabilia.
Fox 5 in Atlanta caught up to the duo and has the video: